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Fraser Valley Regional Library patrons can pay their fines with non-perishable food items Dec. 9 through Jan. 13. (Submitted photo)

Swap food for fines at your local Fraser Valley Regional Library

From Dec. 9 through Jan. 13, library patrons can “pay” their fines while helping local food banks

Fraser Valley Regional Library patrons can pay their fines with non-perishable food items Dec. 9 through Jan. 13. (Submitted photo)
Dave Lede House in Abbotsford is the second location for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. The other is in Vancouver. (Web photo)

Quantum Properties in Abbotsford donates $175K to Canuck Place

Contribution made over two years from portion of condo-suite sales

Dave Lede House in Abbotsford is the second location for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. The other is in Vancouver. (Web photo)
Archway Community Services in Abbotsford is among 13 local charities that have received $93,000 from the federal government’s Emergency Community Support Fund through the Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Archway)

$93K in emergency funding goes to 13 Abbotsford charities

Second round of COVID grants distibuted by community foundation

Archway Community Services in Abbotsford is among 13 local charities that have received $93,000 from the federal government’s Emergency Community Support Fund through the Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Archway)
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Abbotsford's special Christmas Village
Christmas Lights: 1405 Kaslo Court, Abbotsford
Tips for Wrapping Christmas Presents
Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
Guests who purchased tickets for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s virtual Grand Gala on Nov. 20 received the “Gala in a Box.” (Submitted photo)

Virtual Fraser Valley Grand Gala raises $67K for health care

Event supports hospitals in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Hope

Guests who purchased tickets for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s virtual Grand Gala on Nov. 20 received the “Gala in a Box.” (Submitted photo)
Patricia Beecher of Abbotsford celebrates her 100th birthday on Dec. 8. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford woman to celebrate 100th birthday

Patricia Beecher marks a century and still lives independently

Patricia Beecher of Abbotsford celebrates her 100th birthday on Dec. 8. (Submitted photo)
Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.

B.C. man’s book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients throughout the province

Gogs Gagnon’s book to be included in Prostate Cancer Foundation BC’s kits

Comox Valley resident Gogs Gagnon book will be distributed to new prostate cancer patients in B.C. Photo supplied.
Marjorie Warkentin of Abbotsford has released the book Saying Yes to Life.

Abbotsford author releases book about embracing life

Marjorie Warkentin says topics covered are relevant to COVID-19 pandemic

Marjorie Warkentin of Abbotsford has released the book Saying Yes to Life.
Maggie and Jie, members of the auxiliary to Abbotsford Regional Hospital, present a $66,000 cheque to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. The bulk of the funds will go towards the hospital’s ER expansion. (Submitted photo)

Auxiliary donates $66K to Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Money will go towards ER expansion, equipment and programs

Maggie and Jie, members of the auxiliary to Abbotsford Regional Hospital, present a $66,000 cheque to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. The bulk of the funds will go towards the hospital’s ER expansion. (Submitted photo)
Archway staff members Mike and Jennifer with the 2019 Prospera Youth Angel Tree gifts. (Submitted photo)

Youth Angel Tree Project underway in Abbotsford

Program at Prospera Credit Union provides gifts for disadvantaged youth

Archway staff members Mike and Jennifer with the 2019 Prospera Youth Angel Tree gifts. (Submitted photo)
Tabor Village took to social media on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 to share what it meant to them to have Langley Lodge staff visit and provide support. As of Tuesday (Dec. 1), the outbreak at Tabor had resulted in a total of 147 cases and 19 deaths since Nov. 4. (Tabor Village/Facebook)

Langley Lodge shows ‘solidarity’ by visiting staff of B.C.’s largest COVID-19 care-home outbreak

As of Tuesday, Abbotsford facility recorded 147 cases and 19 deaths since Nov. 4

Tabor Village took to social media on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 to share what it meant to them to have Langley Lodge staff visit and provide support. As of Tuesday (Dec. 1), the outbreak at Tabor had resulted in a total of 147 cases and 19 deaths since Nov. 4. (Tabor Village/Facebook)
Duckona 5000 has been a popular fundraiser for the RCM-SAR5 unit. (Contributed photo)
Duckona 5000 has been a popular fundraiser for the RCM-SAR5 unit. (Contributed photo)
The recipients of the 2019 Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards held in Abbotsford. (Jason Brown/Revival Arts Studio)

Nominations open for 2021 Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

Awards open to Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Chilliwack

The recipients of the 2019 Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards held in Abbotsford. (Jason Brown/Revival Arts Studio)
1405 Kaslo Court, Abbotsford

2020 Christmas light displays in Abbotsford and Mission

Local homes in both communities are all lit up for the holidays

1405 Kaslo Court, Abbotsford
Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)

BC SPCA’s horse-rescue program offers equine intervention

Book Rescue Me raises funds, awareness for animal-welfare agency

Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)
Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Kootenay women working to rescue 20 cats in feral colony

Kimberly Feeny and Lisa Valenta are nursing seven cats rescued east of Grand Forks, B.C.

Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Dozens of hand-knitted items were recently donated to a warm-clothing drive being organized by Bobbi Spark of Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Warm-clothing drive in Abbotsford collects items for those who are homeless

Campaign organized by local resident Bobbi Spark receives wide support

Dozens of hand-knitted items were recently donated to a warm-clothing drive being organized by Bobbi Spark of Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
The annual Toys for Tots event in Abbotsford normally includes a free breakfast for anyone who drops off a toy or cash donation. This year’s event was to be held as a drive-thru, but that has also been cancelled. (File photo)

Toys for Tots drive-thru event cancelled in Abbotsford

Public encouraged to donate cash or bring toys to drop-off locations

The annual Toys for Tots event in Abbotsford normally includes a free breakfast for anyone who drops off a toy or cash donation. This year’s event was to be held as a drive-thru, but that has also been cancelled. (File photo)
Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)

Shuswap boy celebrates 9th birthday with family, community and Ryan Reynolds

People from around the world send birthday cards showing young Canoe resident he’s not alone

Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)
The annual West Coast Christmas Show is normally held at Tradex in Abbotsford, but this year’s event is taking place as an online shop. (Abbotsford News file photo)

West Coast Christmas Show goes virtual for 2020

Annual event, normally held at Tradex in Abbotsford, holds online shop

The annual West Coast Christmas Show is normally held at Tradex in Abbotsford, but this year’s event is taking place as an online shop. (Abbotsford News file photo)
This home at 1405 Kaslo Court was all lit up for the holidays in 2019. (File photo)

Tell us about your Christmas light displays

Holiday-light list to be published online and in newspaper

  • Nov 24, 2020
This home at 1405 Kaslo Court was all lit up for the holidays in 2019. (File photo)